It was poignant to see the magnificent new version of Sherlock Holmes on TV features a modern day Dr Holmes who, like his forerunner, is a veteran of the Afghan conflict.

Sad we’ve learned nothing in the intervening century

Jul 262010

What happened to the killer ant film?

Oh for the glory days of Them, Phase IV and Empire of the Ants when a little radioactivity went a long way and mankind had a proper fight on its hands.

Cold war paranoia seems to be coming back into fashion these days so it can only be a matter of time before the bugs follow..


“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”

Adolf Hitler


His Satanic Majesty Donald Rumsfeld was well versed in the use of artfully vague language to bamboozle a nation into an advanced state of paranoia and fear. His nonsensical rubbish is best summed up in the following classic which preempted the American invasion of Iraq.

“There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”

Couldn’t have put it better myself, my old cocker. Even if I was talking complete bollocks.

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